New Delhi: A new survey has revealed that a mere 0.5 percent Chinese men are satisfied with their sex lives.
Almost 70 percent of the interviewees said they had sex two to five times per month, the China Daily reports.
"The frequency of sex for men in Western countries is between two and five times a week," said Zhang Yilan, an official from the Chinese Medical Development Research Council, which conducted the survey.
She said the survey had set 100 as the maximum for satisfaction from sex.
"Seventy percent of men rated their satisfaction under 60. If we take 60 as a pass score, it means that 70 percent of men failed. I was surprised by that," Yilan said.
The survey also found that only 1 percent of respondents underwent sexual health checkups once a year. Nearly 70 percent of respondents said they would not even talk to doctors about problems with their sex lives.
Wang Xiaofeng, a doctor from Peking University People````s Hospital, said that, nationwide, one in three men display some symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED) and the rate among men who were older than 40 was 40 percent.
"ED will surely decrease the satisfaction from sex for both men and women and it has became a problem among Chinese men," Xiaofeng said.
Men aged between 30 and 50 are the largest group with ED in China but, in the US, the problem is most common among men who are older than 75.
About half of the respondents said their sexual performance was hampered by pressure from work and by feeling nervous. Nearly 70 percent of them said they did not sleep well and easily became tired.
"Men are under heavy pressure and only a few of them are strongly aware of their health condition," said Dr Liu Xiuzhi.